Originally Posted by Boxed Ears
There are no former Olympians who become professional major beltholders who are shit. Peter is a strong-chinned, strong-punching slugger who polished up a little bit and regressed during his career. Nothing special, but certainly not shit. That's uncalled for. He was one of the top fighters in his division in the world at one point. Even in a poor era that is far from shit. Ike was simply better, however, and overcame two fighters better and more proven than Samuel and he's seen better than Sam had and likely wouldn't be trouble so much by him, best for best. I'd take the nutter by 6-8 stoppage.
Sam Peter needed a gift decision to beat an obese, shot, 5ft 9", 40-year-old former middleweight. Peter only picked up a belt because he beat a shot, 40-year-old, glass jawed Maskaev, who was only ever a fringe contender at best during his prime. Although to be fair to Maskaev he did get horribly over matched early in his career which didn't help his long tern development.